Describes what obsessive-compulsive disorder is and how it works, and teaches young readers techniques to reduce and overcome it through writing and drawing activities and self-help exercises and strategies.
Did you know that people have brain sorters that keep their brains from getting cluttered with unnecessary thoughts? Sometimes these brain sorters get mixed up, though, and brains get clogged with thoughts that really bother kids. If this has happened to you, if it’s hard for you to feel safe or sure of yourself because certain thoughts have gotten stuck, this book is for you.
What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD’s tricks.
Engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions help children master the skills needed to break free from the sticky thoughts and urges of OCD, and live happier lives. This is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to work toward change.
Dr. Huebner tackles OCD in a way that is comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and fun. This guide is an invaluable tool to demystify OCD and help children heal. — Michelle Saidel, MD, Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School